On May 28, 2019, a federal jury returned a verdict awarding 1,000 dollars to each of the 68,000 class members whose criminal history was made publicly available online. This blog entry provides an overview of the case.
Continue Reading Pennsylvania County Hit with 68 Million Dollar Verdict in Statutory Damages After Violating Privacy Interests

On November 21, 2018, the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania found that a putative class action against UPMC by current and former employees should not have been dismissed. Employers have common law duty to use reasonable care to safeguard its employees’ sensitive personal information that it stores on Internet-accessible computer systems, and Pennsylvania’s economic loss doctrine did not bar the plaintiffs’ negligence claim.
Continue Reading Supreme Court of Pennsylvania Ruling on Common Law Duty to Protect Electronic Employee Data